Penn-Made President: Ajay Nair, Arcadia University

Ajay Nair, former Senior Associate Vice Provost at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named president of Arcadia University.

Dr. Nair was associate director and instructor in Penn’s Asian American Studies Program, as well as director of the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), from 2002-2006. He returned to Penn as Senior Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs from 2008-2012 (Almanac July 15, 2008). While at Penn, he founded the Stduent Affairs Leadership Team and helped create a development and alumni relations program for the University Life Division.

He previously held positions at Columbia University, Penn State University and University of Virginia. Most recently, Dr. Nair was senior vice president and dean of campus life for Emory University.